The fandemonium of Comic-Con is officially under way in San Diego. While there are so many panels we're looking forward to (*cough* Agents of Shield), there are some very real struggles every one of the 130,000+ attendees have faced with crowds of that size and a schedule of can't-miss panels.
Here, a nonexhaustive account of the Comic-Con struggles every one of the 130,000 fans in San Diego knows all too well.
- Waiting in line for Hall H panels.
- Waiting in any line. Lines for panels, lines to buy collectibles, lines for the bathroom, lines for water.
- Having to carry three (heavy!) bags worth of Comic-Con collectibles from the Convention Center back to your hotel.
- Wondering if the poster tube you brought will hold all the prints you want to buy.
- The unfortunate reality of walking the showroom floor in a costume you're not comfortable in.
- Being faced with the sweat that will build under your heavy costume in the Summer sun.
- Hopelessly asking everyone in the bathroom if they have a band-aid during a wardrobe malfunction/crisis.
- Knowing that the first time Benedict Cumberbatch appears at Comic-Con is for the Penguins of Madagascar, not Sherlock or even The Hobbit. Source: Getty / Chelsea Lauren
- Trying to fit everyone in the perfect selfie.
- Being jealous of how adorable every little kid looks in their costume, compared to your identical adult-sized costume.
- Not being able to walk more than three feet at a time without being stopped in your tracks by someone taking a photo of some epic cosplay.
- On that note, having to allow 5+ minutes to walk to something less than 50 feet away.
- Coming up with the perfect witty story to recount to a favorite sci-fi star when you're finally next in the autograph queue.
- Wishing you could get your entire family to dress in matching cosplay just like that really cute group across the street.
- Maybe possibly seeing Jared Padelcki walk down the street past you. That was him, right?
- Paying $30 for a pedicab that moves you five blocks.
Even then . . .Source: BBC via location-wonderland.tumblr.com
What Comic-Con struggles have you faced?